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Damages High In Wednesday SUV Accident

No one was injured in a two-vehicle crash just before 5 p.m. Wednesday in South Boston, town police said.

Lt. D. W. Barker said a 2007 Jeep Cherokee driven by 63-year-old Margaret Hoskins was traveling westbound on Hamilton Boulevard and attempting to cross the intersection with Halifax Road when it struck the side of a 1997 Jeep Cherokee driven by 21-year-old Jared Lowery that was traveling northbound through the intersection on Halifax Road.

Lt. Barker said investigating Officer R. J. Mead reported both drivers said they had the green light.

The lieutenant said Mead estimated damages at $10,000 to the 2007 Cherokee and $5,000 to the 1997 Cherokee. No charges were filed, Barker said.

A 16-year-old North Carolina girl was injured in a single-vehicle crash Tuesday night, according to state police.

Trooper P. W. Leath reported the teen from Hurdle Mills was injured when a deer ran out in front of the 2007 Ford Mustang she was driving. The girl swerved to avoid striking the deer and lost control of the car, which then ran off the right side of the road and hit a tree, Leath said.

EMS personnel transported the teen to the hospital, the trooper said.

The accident occurred at 9:35 p.m. Tuesday on Route 700, one-half mile east of Route 699.

Trooper Leath estimated damage to the Mustang at $8,000. No charges were filed.

Neither driver was injured in a two-vehicle accident Tuesday afternoon in the Centerville area of South Boston, according to town police.

Lt. Barker said a 2002 Chevrolet Impala driven by 79-year-old Mattie Perkins of Halifax had merged into the northbound lane of Halifax Road from Old Halifax Road. Perkins attempted to make a left turn from the right lane, and Barker said her car struck the passenger side of a 1992 Toyota Camry driven by 68-year-old Alice Britton of South Boston.

The crash occurred at 12:40 p.m. Tuesday.

Lt. Barker said investigating Officer C. M. Mann estimated damages at $1,500 to each vehicle, and the officer charged Perkins with failure to yield the right of way.

A 16-year-old South Boston teen avoided injury in a single-vehicle crash Monday afternoon, state police said.

Trooper A. D. Dishman reported the youth was wearing his seatbelt when the 2002 Mazda B3000 he was driving ran off the left side of the road. The teen lost control, and the pickup struck a ditch and overturned, the trooper said.

The accident occurred at 1:45 p.m. Monday on Route 704, three-tenths of a mile north of Route 706.

Trooper Dishman estimated damage to the Mazda pickup at $4,500, and she charged the teen with reckless driving-failure to maintain proper control of a motor vehicle.